PSIA has new officers

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) on July 16 announced it has elected Mohammad Soleimani, CTO and EVP of Kastle Systems, as its chairman; and Joshua Jackson, director, global product integration for Stanley Security, as its vice chairman. The PSIA membership develops specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems.

As PSIA chairman, Soleimani will work closely with the PSIA board to identify industry needs for new and enhanced PSIA specifications. He has led PSIA development efforts for the Physical-Logical Access Interoperability draft specification and the software profiles derived from the PSIA’s Area Control specification.  

“It is critical for the security industry to participate in key technologies, from data analytics to the Internet of Things to mobility,” said Soleimani. “The best way to do that is by adopting systems-level specifications like those from the PSIA that enable data and intelligence sharing among security and enterprise systems. My goal is to offer the industry compelling implementations that showcase the advantages of PSIA compliance and accelerate adoption of our specifications.”

Jackson’s role as PSIA vice chairman will include working with Soleimani to educate the industry about the compelling business case for standards-based interoperability for physical security systems. He will be responsible for expanding the member base and help those members define migration strategies needed to specify and/or adopt and implement PSIA specifications.